Keeping Doors and Locks Safer09/02/2013 Back To Blog
Sadly, burglary is very common nowadays. There are unsuspecting homeowners leaving their homes for work only to find out that they were robbed when they get back. Worse, these burglars may enter the house in the middle of the night while the whole family is sound asleep. Not only are their properties in danger but their lives are as well. There have been many cases of home theft gone wrong, which took lives of many individuals. According to reports, burglars often get inside the house through the front door and back door. To prevent this from happening, there are different things that you can do to make your doors and door locks at home more secured.
Proper Door Installation
Door and door lock installation should be done properly. If not, it would be easier for an unauthorized person to get in the house. The door should be perfectly fitted on the frame. Plus, the doors and locks should be made of solid materials that cannot be easily broken by thieves. It is best to get doors that do not have windows to prevent others from peaking inside your home. If the inside of your house can be easily seen from the outside, you will be more prone to burglary as they could see what they could get in your property.
Replace or Repair Locks
If your locks are not working properly, have your lock repaired immediately. If the problem cannot be solved by simple repair, lock change or lock replacement may the best thing to do. This is also something you need to consider if you lost or misplaced your keys so whoever gets hold of the keys will not be able to get in the house.
Install Deadbolt Locks
Aside from your doorknobs, it is best to have a deadbolt lock installed on each of your doors for extra security. A deadbolt lock is more difficult to open even with picking compared to regular doorknobs. Burglars would think twice of robbing your house if they know that they would take time opening the doors.